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Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama. Frankie (Frank Sinatra) is a gambler with a serious drug habit. After coming out of jail he is determined to stay clean, but his old life comes back to meet him. Show more

Contributors

Frankie Machine:
Frank Sinatra
Zosch Machine:
Eleanor Parker
Molly:
Kim Novak
Sparrow:
Arnold Stang
Sam Markette:
George E Stone

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Musical. A handsome young singer arrives in San Francisco with the dream of owning a club and courts a wealthy socialite in the hope that she will finance him. Show more

Contributors

Vera Simpson:
Rita Hayworth
Joey Evans:
Frank Sinatra
Linda English:
Kim Novak
Director:
George Sidney
Ned Galvin:
Bobby Sherwood
Mike Miggins:
Hank Henry
Producer:
Fred Kohlmar
Composer:
Lorenz Hart
Director of photography:
Harold Lipstein

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Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A New York publisher (James Stewart) literally falls under the spell of a witch (Kim Novak) who makes him fall in love with her after they meet one Christmas Eve. Show more

Contributors

Shepherd 'Shep' Henderson:
James Stewart
Gillian 'Gil' Holroyd:
Kim Novak
Nicky Holroyd:
Jack Lemmon
Sidney Redlitch:
Ernie Kovacs
Bianca de Passe:
Hermione Gingold
Aunt Queenie Holroyd:
Elsa Lanchester
Merle Kittridge:
Janice Rule
Director:
Richard Quine
Andy White:
Howard McNear

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Drama in which a small town's summer festivities are disturbed by a drifter (William Holden), whose easy charm triggers a day and night of revelations and recriminations. Show more

Contributors

Hal Carter:
William Holden
Marjorie 'Madge' Owens:
Kim Novak
Howard Bevans:
Arthur O'Connell
Rosemary Sidney:
Rosalind Russell
Alan Benson:
Cliff Robertson
Flo Owens:
Betty Field
Helen Potts:
Verna Felton
Director:
Joshua Logan
Producer:
Fred Kohlmar

Talking Pictures

Hitchcock's Leading Actors

Duration: 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

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To this day, Alfred Hitchcock is looked on as one of cinema's best and most influential directors. But how did the stars of his films find working with the great man? Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sylvia Syms
Series Producer:
Simon Goretzki
Producer:
Simon Catt
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Novak
Interviewed Guest:
Tippi Hedren
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Fontaine
Interviewed Guest:
Janet Leigh
Interviewed Guest:
Sean Connery

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

An ex-police officer, who suffers from an intense fear of heights, is hired to trail an old friend's wife. Show more

Contributors

John 'Scottie' Ferguson:
James Stewart
Madeleine/Judy:
Kim Novak
Gavin Elster:
Tom Helmore
Official:
Henry Jones
Hotel Manageress:
Ellen Corby
Car owner mistaken for Madeleine:
Lee Patrick